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the most in washington so thank you john and bank of america colleagues. out there and twitter land hash but playbook reckless and if i do it right the questions will pop up right here. i have my first tweet so we will try to do that and the tweets will pop up as week. now i would like to welcome to let it go's star manu raju. [applause] thank you for coming in. appreciated very much. with. with the gang of eight a secret was their detective work involved in covering it? >> yeah in terms of they didn't want to let on how much progress is being made behind the scenes. in washington whenever word starts leaking out of what is happening in the talks inevitably those talks blow up. so as they were negotiating this was happening at the time of the fiscal cliff negotiations much of the media focus was happening on the fiscal cliff, but throughout that period if the staff was meeting, the senators are meeting and they really only had the first meeting after the holidays was last wednesday when they were close to finalizing that agreement. it wasn't until over the weekend that they actually did
entirety at c-span.org. live now to the w hotel here in washington where senators chuck schumer and john mccain will discuss some of the big policy issues being debated in congress including bipartisan immigration legislation unveiled this week. it's part of politico's playbook breakfast series moderated by white house correspondent mike allen. of it's just getting underway. >> we have two of the ring leaders here this morning, senator mccain and senator schumer who helped pull off something that in washington people didn't think was possible, which was a bipart sap agreement. so they'll take us inside that, and we're going to look ahead to the coming days. before we chat with the senators, we're going to welcome politico's manu ragu who helped break this story and then after that we'll have senator mccain. before that i'd like to thank bank of america for their partnership for making these conversations possible, including that incredible brunch at the inauguration where people had a great time. some people had too great a time. we had great conversation. the playbook series is a forum tha
by creating words. 1840, much later, but he writes -- i'm sorry, 1820, he writes a letter to john adams, and he says, you know, our duty, our duty as americans is to knee control eyes. so jefferson creating all these words, and some of them are -- he creates the word ottoman. not for the empire, but for the not stool. he creates -- for the foot stool. there's 114 words now in the oxford english dictionary which are credited to jefferson either as the coiner or the introducer, the first one to actually bring them into the, into the mainstream. and the list is really sort of fascinating. um, pedicure is his word. pussy -- i'm sorry, pussy, that's teddy roosevelt. monoaccurate, meaning a person who believes in a single rule. the one that becomes the most egregious to the purists and the language police is the word "belittle." he creates the word belittle. he knows what he's up to. he knows he's creating something that's going to be very disturbing. noah webster himself just loves the word. in fact, one of noah webster's teachers at yale writes noah webster a letter about the word "belittle
and your former colleague, senator john kerry, who will serve as we confirm him in the next 24 hours as the 68th secretary of state. senator kerry has served in this senate in a distinguished amount of public service since 1985. he grew up traveling the world with his father in the foreign service. he fought in vietnam and was awarded the bronze and silver stars along with three purple hearts. i know he is going to build upon and continue the legacy and the extraordinary record of secretary clinton, and will enhance america's leadership in the world. i look forward to his speedy confirmation. madam president, i yield the floor. a senator: madam president? mr. rubio: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from florida. mr. rubio: let me begin by thanking the senior senator from florida a few moments ago made some very kind remarks about me and i appreciate them very much. let me say you're the best python hunter in the senate. those who don't know what i'm talking about can look it up in your newspaper accounts a few weeks ago in the everglades. thank you for your kind wo
in that period of time to improve the well-being of the united states with this investment consumption. >> john, when we were speaking the folder your talk, he mentioned to me the extent of the fred's involvement in the micromanagement. just give us a couple examples. it was so mind-boggling. >> people do not realize how bad dogfighting case because it is i believe a very conscious effort to take over the financial system in the united states. if you want to control an economy, control the allocation of capital. the way to do this safely is in the background. socialism does not work if everybody could see the government run businesses fail. if you can blame somebody, then it's a great way to do it. credit allocation in the united states, like the federal reserve acyclic controlling. they haven't made any big as yet, but the rolling them out. the so-called consumer compliance is credit allocation. not only can they make banks, keep banks that can make you offer products, kind of like subprime lending. you're going to see subprime consumer lending so the government can force allocation. they can
on the confirmation of john kerry at the next secretary of state. after that, if the nets held subcommittee examines the shortage of primary care physicians. later, in national journal forum looks at medicare costs. coming up on the next "washington journal", a look at the newest push for immigration reform. former bush administration commerce secretary, a member of the super pac republicans for immigration reform, will be our guest. then "new york times" columnist paul krugman discusses the economy and his new book, and this depression now. later, our spotlight on magazine series continues with robert draper of national geographic. "washington journal" is live starting at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. thursday, the president's nominee to be the next defense secretary, chuck hagel, testified before the senate armed services committee. he learned coverage at 9:30 a.m. on c-span and c-span radio. >> georgia o'keeffe was really the first well-known woman artist. even well into her life in the 1970s. there was no one who could match her. she became a feminist icon and i grew up under the influence. my fi
into the appropriate chapter is but once we were done but challenge began. you can't call up john harper collins and say here's my book i want some of that money. publishers don't select the manuscript. the literary agents are notoriously famously liberal, which is fine, but if you have your lieberman here, maybe starbucks, which is no problem but we had more than 100 agents, and you would think that it would be easy to get people to take 15% of your potential earnings. but it wasn't. one called me to tell me that he hoped my teeth fell out and another said that it was because of people like us that americans are up to our years in the blood of our children to read it was vicious. i don't mind being passed on, but i mind being scolded. eventually we found a fantastic agent and he sold a book to simon and schuster threshold in print and a couple of weeks and now a great launch party in new york we even got on to page six without having to go to rehab, and we got to do really fun stuff like this for my personal favorite guilty pleasure, c-span's book tv. i would like to invite him to come up and s
for the next couple of days. i'm here with john pod hotter and bill kristol, founder and editor of "the weekly standard," and we're going to get right into it. john podhoretz -- >> podhoretz -- >> john podhoretz, you wrote a book a few years back called "bush country" in which you celebrated the achievements of our 43rd president, and george w. bush was a guy who thought deeply about imuation reform, poverty and trying to craft a middle class agenda for the gop. george w. bush is a figure that many republicans have been running away from. so tell me, do you think republicans were too quick to abandon george w. bush? >> i'm sorry, what? i was tweeting. i'm sorry. [laughter] um, well, yes and no. i think, obviously, politically republicans distanced themselves from george w. bush because it was politic thing to do. numbers don't lie. he became very unpopular. parties tend not to embrace figures and politicians who become unpopular. my view is that a lot of the distress over bush's domestic agenda from which republicans fled beginning really in 2005 had, it was a, it was an ancillary result of th
? first, you interviewed the people who are still alive. john connolly himself was very helpful to me. he had a great ranch in south texas with a stable of quarter horses, used to come to the guest house where i would stay very early in the morning, 5:30 or 6:00 and we would go and sit on the top railing of the fence watching the mexicans exercise the quarter horses and he would tell me about -- he answered almost every question that i asked about anything in johnson's career but took me through the assassination in great detail. among the things he said was everybody thought when they heard the shots that with the motorcycle backfire or that it was a balloon going off for a firecracker but he said i was a hunter. i knew the instant i heard that it was the crack of a hunting rifle. i talked to everyone who was with lyndon johnson in the hospital, still alive, who was in hospital with lyndon johnson, congressman jack brooks, lyndon johnson's secretary, kennedy, secretary, i have learned there always seems to the other sources that have been overlooked. when i was doing this, suddenly i cam
.com/booktv. now on booktv, john allison argues that government incentives and regulation caused the 2008 claps and says that to improve the economy, we need to opt pure free-market policies. it is about 50 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. it is a pleasure to be here. i would like to congratulate heritage on the success that they have had. we did it. this is a pattern we have going forward and the purpose is to talk about my book, which is "the financial crisis and the free market cure." people ask me my i wrote the book. the basic answer is i thought it would be interesting to have somebody who knew what he was talking about write about thinking. because if you look to the academics to some degree, they don't know what they are talking about. [laughter] i think it's very important to undo a myth. these myths become destructive. the method they created is that it was caused by the deregulation on wall street. welcome to the simple fact is that this was not deregulated. we have the privacy act and we were mis-regulated, not deregulated. i have been working with wall street for 40 years and it'
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enlightenment into action causing vose to honor our ideas as a nation. >>> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign of any that i've ever covered or banaa around. i mean, it was just we will never see it again and the hearing was facing george w. bush who headed the republican party backing him and the republican governors in new hampshire and all the money and john mccain held 114 town meetings. he stayed there until every question was answered. you see the light of all going on people's head when are we going to get the people's rights and he's a we are not going to get the people's vote of right if it isn't funded by insurance companies and next question. refreshing candor to people's responses and then he was totally open to the press. there's a candle in the open as and a sort of welcome mess that no one had seen before and no one certainly have seen since. >>> both houses of congress are back next weekend with the 113th congress now under way we are taking a quick look at a few of the new members from texas. republican senator ted cruz replaced
down here, and it is john weisman. who is he? >> guest: he is the co-author of the book, and actually, he is the man responsible to a great extent for the book, because he was the one who convinced me to write my autobiography. c-span: why did he care? >> guest: well, he saw me testify in congress, and at the beginning he told me that he thought it was a great novel, and then he went back and he thought that it was a very good story to tell, and he finally got through, by a common friend that we had, to be able to convince me -- it took him about six months to convince me to write the book. i think one of the factors that contributed most to that was what i had to go through, and my family had to go through, with senator kerry's committee, and i thought it was a good idea then to write the book and set the record straight on that account. c-span: when was the first time you ever told anybody that you worked for the cia, outside of your family, in other words, publically? >> guest: well, after i retired, i retired openly, so when i retired, i could tell people that i worked for the cia
friend, senator john kerry on the rebounding confirmation of his nomination to serve as our next secretary of state. his departure will be a tremendous loss to the senate, but i respect president obama's decision to tap him for this absolutely critical position. there is nobody, nobody in the united states better qualified by experience, knowledge and temperament to step into this extraordinarily demanding job. now to repeat what my colleagues already know but it always bears repeating -- after volunteering to serve in the united states navy during the vietnam war, john kerry was rewarded the silver star, a bronze star and three purposal hearts. upon returning home, he became a national leader in the fight for justice for veterans who served beside him in vietnam as well as veterans for wars before and since vietnam. he joined with others to found the vietnam veterans of america organization. he has worked hard here in the senate over all these years to secure veterans' benefits for an extension of the g.i. bill of rights for higher education, for appropriate treatment for vetera
at the center of this story in some respects because it's thanks to bp and john brown, the longtime sew -- ceo of bp, that i actually got into this business. and so at the beginning of the 1990s i was with john brown flying into russia as he sent the first teams of bp people to look over various possibilities. and we went to places like west siberia where a new democratic government had taken over in the wake of a coup or near coup. of course, we remember the late period of bp and of john brown which was less happy, but in those days he was really the embodiment of the entrepreneur and true. and his vision was that russia was the place to be, but it happened in a way that he never imagined. it happened because through a combination of flukes and circumstances he was able to gain for bp access to one of the prime developed areas, one of what they call in the oil business brown field areas of russia. and in particular the one field that had been the prime field in soviet days called -- [speaking in native tongue] he was able to get an opportunity to gain control of that field in that area and th
and daniel webster and john c. calhoun and others were debating. imagine a much smaller senate chamber crowded with men who hated each other, although two although, a room reeking of cigar smoke, smelling of gas from gas lamps. carpets with spittoons scattered here and there misfitting in one direction or another, and it intends, congested atmosphere with political man and a great gladiatorial arena of america. postcode was there on the compromise? >> guest: henry clay had been in retirement. he was called out of retirement in kentucky to take charge of an attempt to create some kind of a compromise. he was not missed a great compromise their for the compromise of 1820, missouri compromise and most of the 1833 compromise over south carolina's nullification of federal law. henry clay was a grand, remarkable man i never wanted to say no when he was invited to speak to the center political intentions. so he returned to washington and let the debate for seven months, attempting to persuade congressmen for the right and left, south and north to agree to a grand compromise that would solve t
as john mccain said you can account for the 9% popularity of congress during the debt ceiling crisis by blood relatives and paid staffers and we felt that by focusing on the converse, we could both diagnose the problem and give some prescriptions for how to overcome it. its chemical is one of those prescriptions? >> one of those prescriptions is very simple which is congressmen need exercise, leadership by mixing mind sets by putting aside the campaign mindset long enough to govern and adopting the compromising mind set. in order to do that they need relationships so they can spend more time in washington and less time raising money and people will say that's going to hurt them in the next election but we say that the politicians didn't enter politics just to stand on principle. very few people said politicians were entrusted to politics because they were the most principled people in the population they were in the public's because they want the government that takes the leadership and relationships. we have a phrase that is familiarity attend. there is no accident that ted kennedy
to tears. but that's not a hard thing because he's like speaker john boehner. [laughter] but the important thing is that his words spread throughout great britain, especially the phrase even to the end. he threw a lifeline to the british people and they never forgot it. during that time he was in england, there was a period of six weeks that he stayed with subsequent visits to the country during the war. hopkins would stay with winston churchill's country house. clementine was famous for not being prone to get along with people that she did not know. he was very discriminating. but she got along famously with hopkins. he had a good sense of humor and she was amused by his constant complaints to her about it she long underwear. so he would be in the downstairs bathroom shivering in his long overcoat that was made of wool and his scarf and hat. working on his memos and cable. and she would mother him at night. he would be kept up well over night drinking brandy. she would put a hot water bottle between the sheets, which she did. and she was entranced by hopkins touch with her often grumpy hu
. chief david lee crenshaw. pendleton. sergeant channing b. hicks, greer. sergeant john d. meador ii, columbia. first lieutenant ryan d. rawl, lexington. master corporal sandra sandy rogers, aiken. private first class adam c. ross, lyman. sergeant first class, matthew b. thomas, travelers rest. on behalf of all south carolinians to their families, know that we will never forget. [ applause ] we love and respect our men and women in uniform here in south carolina. a few things make me as proud as the level of patriotism that just radiates off our state and her people. when i make that call to the families who just lost a loved one, i promised them the people of south carolina will wrap their arms around them. may god continue to bless you and your volunteers for their service. [ applause ] we have another very special guest with us tonight, a hard core rock star. brigadier general lori reynolds. the commanding general of one of the greatest military institutions that's ever existed. the marine corps recruit depot parris island. if you don't believe me, tour it yourself. but take mid a
context, the national interest of your country. what john bose. millennium john's account. that was one of the more creative things we have done. it is bigger than that. until we get a president that does that, then is able to implement, by the way in partnership with the congress, doesn't mean the congress has to agree with everything but you can't treat article i of the constitution like it is an appendix, like it is a nuisance. if for no other reason you can't sustain a foreign-policy, you can't sustain a war, the people of america, 70% consistently are gone in iraq. you can prove or disprove that. those are not my numbers. it is over. it is over like it is a matter of how we get out now. you have got to have a policy that the american people understand, make sense for the country and will sustain. that requires partnership. >> thank you very much. appreciate your time. [applause] >> thank you all for coming out tonight. appreciate it. [inaudible conversations] >> tell us what you think about our programming this weekend. you can tweet us at booktv, comment on our facebook call or se
us. .. it is about an hour. [applause] >> thank you, john. good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. there were two bills at national review and in the conservative movement. two bills. bill buckley, a brilliant shooting star who lit up the sky and william rusher, and never wavering north star by which conservatives learned to chart their political course. many have written about william f. buckley jr. that irresistible renaissance man, but no one until david frisk has given us an in-depth portrait of the other bill, william rusher. who among his other solutes for contributions played a pivotal role in the life of the national draft goldwater committee. that was critical because if there had been no draft goldwater committee there would have been no presidential candidate barry goldwater in 1964 and if there had been no candidate goldwater in 1964, there would have been no president-elect ronald reagan in 1980. it was goldwater who approved reagan's famous a time for choosing television address which made reagan political star overnight and led to his running for governor of califor
committee senator john kerry will be delivered his farewell address. yesterday he was confirmed in full sent to be secretary of state. that vote was 94-3. he could be sworn in as early as friday which was within the secretary hillary clinton's last day on the job. yesterday on the senate floor, a five person group of lawmakers including florida's marco rubio, senators hatch and global part -- the bill called the immigration innovation would increase the number of science engineering technology and math degrees. we will show you some of that debate into the senate gallows and at 9:30 a.m. >> senator from utah. >> i rise today to introduce the immigration innovation or i squared act of 2014. i'm pleased to be joined here by my colleagues, senator amy klobuchar, senator marco rubio, and senator chris coons, without whom this bill would not have materialized. all four of us have worked very closely together and each one deserves total credit for this bill. together, we have crafted one of the first bipartisan immigration bills this congress. one that is designed to address the shortage of high s
. [applause] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign of any that i have ever covered. i mean it was just, we will never see it again and here he was you know facing george w. bush who had all the face cards of the republican party backing him and the three republican governors in new hampshire and all the money and john mccain held 114 and he stayed there until every question was answered. you could see the lightbulb going off in people's heads. when will we get the patients bill of rights and john mccain would say we are going to get a patients bill of rights. the democrats are owned by the trial orders. next question. it was just refreshing candor and you would see it in people's response and then he was totally open to the press. i mean there was a candor and openness and a welcome is that no one had seen before and no one certainly have seen since. >> now secretary of state hillary clinton on the u.s. role in the world. she's at the council of foreign relations today for now and will meet
this kind of thing as john f. kennedy and this is one of the things the special forces were created to do. it is a train and advise mission and its enabled mission. if we had been doing that in yemen, we would in a somewhat better place. the questions are what do you do where you don't have partners where they can succeed in what he thought the escalation ladder and are you drawn into a war in every place? the answer is you don't want to be a know-how to make our decision in each case about the risk of going down one path or another. so it's got to be contingent. it can't be ideological, which is a highly ideological in the opposite direction from the bush years. now will never put troops on the ground to advise and assist and train our allies. you can't allow yourself come you can't allow your brain to be short-circuited by slippery slope arguments. we always live on a slippery slope. the question is making the right decision and you really can't make the decision honestly until you see concrete choices in front of you in each case. [inaudible] >> -- talk about issues in the western has
, and could vote on the nomination of john kerry to be secretary of state. here's a look at some of the new members of the senate. republican deposition of nebraska who won an open seat against bob kerrey. in new mexico, representative re martin heinrich was elected to replace retiring senator jeff bingaman. over in north dakota former state tax commissioner and state attorney general heidi heitkamp was elected in november. and in maine, former governor angus king, was elected to the u.s. senate as an independent. he replaces republican olympia snowe who retired. >> on thursday, president obama's pic to be defense secretary chuck hagel will testify at a senate confirmation hearing. we will have live coverage from the senate armed services committee at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span and c-span radio. >> the 2005 real id act establishes standards for drivers licenses and other documents based on recommendations from the 9/11 commission. 13 states are fully compliant with a lot today. next, a conversation on state id standards posted by the heritage foundation. this is 50 minutes. >> good morning
. [inaudible conversations] >> john mccain's 2000 campaign, when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign of any that i've ever covered. i mean, we'll never see it again here he was facing george w. bush to head doll the republican party backing him and the two republican governors of new hampshire and all the money and john mccain would not have held 114 town meetings. he stayed there until every question is answered. these seem like bulbs going off and people said. as long as my parties on by the insurance companies and democrats are on by trial. next question. it was just candor. you could see it in people's responses. he was totally open to the press. it was candor, openness, welcome ms. that no one had seen before and no one has certainly seen since. the >> last year, epa announced no standards for cars and trucks to come into effect in 2025. a panel of regulators and industry observers talk about how these new standards will be met. a second panel includes executives of chrysler and toyota. this two-hour event was hosted by the national journal. >> are opening panel discuss
will be hearing from several of us with requests. the hearing is adjourned. [inaudible conversations] >> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president as the most memorable campaign of any that i have ever covered or been around. i mean it was just -- we will never see it again and here he was facing george w. bush to head off of face cards of the republican party backing him in the three republican governors of new hampshire and all the money and john mccain went out and held 114 town meetings. he stayed there until every question was answered. you would see the lightbulbs going off on people's heads. when will we get the patients bill of rights and john mccain would say we will never get a patients bill of rights as long as my party is on by the insurance company and the democrats are on by the trial lawyers. and it was just this refreshing candor and you could see it in people's responses. he. he was totally open to the press there was a candor and an openness and a welcome this that no one had seen before and no si. now secretary of state hillary clinton on the u.s. role in the world
an atlantic council discussion on the situation in mali. >> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign. i mean, of any that i've ever covered or been around. i mean, it was just -- we'll never, we'll never see it again. i mean, here he was, you know, facing george w. bush who had all the face cards of the republican party backing him, and the three republican governors in new hampshire and all the money, and john mccain went out and held 114 town meetings, and he stayed there until every or question was answered. and you'd see people, you'd see the lightbulb going off over people's head. when are we going to get the patient's bill of rights? and john mccain would say we're not going to get a patient's bill of rights as long as my party's owned by the trial lawyers. it was just this refreshing candor, and you'd see it in people's responses. and then he was totally open to the press. i mean, there was a candor and an opennesses and sort of a welcomeness that no one had seen before, and no one certainly has seen since. >> longtime columnist and
, you know, a lot of people would argue it's too much. >> host: the 157,000 jobs created in jan. john, thank you for your time this morning. next on c-span2 a look at the economy and u.s. domestic workers. later the national black caucus of state legislators hold the annual conference with a focus on constitutional bias and i are racism. he wrote that the most important office in a democracy is the office of citizens. democracy, of course, is rooted and based in the notion of an enlightened citizen. some of us think democracy is defined by the ritual of volting -- voting of course voting is important in a democracy. but voting takes place all over the world. it takes place in democracies, it takes place in dictatorships, it takes place in tow toll yaren societies. voting alone does not mean that we live in a free society. it takes that enlightenedment many to action causing those whom we would elect. to honor our ideas as a nation. >> author, activists and transafrican founder taking your calls, e-mails, facebook comments and tweets in-depth three hours live this sunday at noon easter
out to coca-cola. they have a twitter account that is doc pemberton. it's, dr. john pemberton is the pharmacist who invented coca-cola. so now they have the twitter page for him. he speaks in old-timey language and talks about riding on horses. so i sent him a drawing that i had dope when i was a child. -- done when i was a child. when i was 8 years old, i was still into coca-cola. i sent him a picture, and he said, oh, that's great. i wonder what you can do now? so i sent him another picture of a pemberton wipe coca-cola bottle. there was actually alcohol in it. alcohol was prohibited before cocaine was in georgia at the time, so they had to take the alcohol out. that's when they added the caffeine to give you an extra kick, and the that was the west african cola nut. hence, the coca and the cola. so i sent him that picture, and he's like, oh, that's great too. i love it. don't show the polar bears, they might go after you. basically, i was trying to reel him in because, actually, i have another question about the single convention on narcotic drugs -- [laughter] and how do y
, probably the worst dog in history, john kennedy, followed closely by lyndon johnson, there's ample opportunity. i may have to stretch the to e three or four. [laughter] perhaps the series will send my kids to college. so thanks for that. yes. >> during your historical research, have you discovered similar stories about the private lives of justices of the supreme court, or are they just above reproach? >> yeah, okay. the question about the private lives of justices of the supreme court and other politicians. like i said, the more things change. what you find is throughout history the drama, the plot stays the same in this great production of history, the actors change. early presidents were struggling with issues of privacy. for example, john quip si adams' wife, she was a very private woman, and they had a poor marriage. they fought a lot. and she kind of blamed her husband for some problems the children had. one of the kids may have committed suicide or may have been drunk and fallen off a boat and drowned, we're not sure. so she blamed him and was angry about that. supreme court
. that was when my first teaching job a few years ago. i was a john wesley young research professor in the math department. >> great contributed to math and computer science. >> a great place to start your academic career. anyway, my thesis was written in probability. i didn't statistics also. i just wanted to make a few comments before coming to my question. you spent a lot of time in the book about -- i was teaching a business stat course which a colleague of mine described cynically as follows, i asked him what's the difference between business stat and sophisticated business stat course is one in which every observation and your data set has a dollar sign in front of it. anyway, i spent time -- you can't prove simple limit theorem in a basic course. beautiful mathematics but you are just way over the heads of students. but anyway, you can get an intuitive description of what the theorem says. it was my reward after doing that, student evaluations at the end of the semester. professor, you talk too much. you explain to much. cut out the smalltalk, just give us the formulas. and so, i mean, i
in the early 1980s when the president was ambassador hova, and john became a good friend and enlisted me into some projects. little did i realize that a few years from 1982-'83 i would be spending a lot of time here. and so i have some connection with this institution that goes back some time and have always admired the mission, the objective and what it does. i believe that this institution is as relevant and important today as it's ever been and maybe more so. stuart was very generous in his summary and review of my book which being the unabashed, gratuitous politician that i am -- [laughter] i'm not at all bashful about hawking it. but those of you who have written books, and many of you have -- and this is the first book, probably the only book i'll ever write -- i was not aware and still am not of how it all works. but i do know that you do not get rich on books unless you go into paperback rights and a number of other things. so we will not be e retiring soon -- retiring soon -- [laughter] from the book. let me begin where stuart left off, and if you would give me just a couple of
such as jane goodall goodall, bill moyers, and supreme court justice john paul stevens. go to the web site at progressive forum houston .org. we're glad to give away free books just a year negative sure your ticket stub. supreme or rules to not allow us to discuss court cases of the past, present, or future but we will delved deep into her fascinating story. justice sotomayor will sign books and greet fans in the grand foyer. i cried when i read "my beloved world" and i also left. it is a good book. i believe it will be more than a best seller but because of a passive american success story required reading in his closing colleges i am amazed at the evils we have been getting from houston students filled with exclamation point saw. urine people connect with sonia sotomayor. in her book i was especially impressed of her and her brother as kids doing their homework with their mother who was also doing her's steading to becoming a registered nurse. two generations encouraging each other. to me, justice sotomayor success story should replace should replace the ratio alger myth from determinati
with senator durbin. >> i want to thank my colleagues. john mccain, thanks. i feel very good about the chance of this. chuck, thank you for your leadership on this and bob and lindsey and i understand that you have been the force behind us. we are the group and you are the force and it has worked. we have come to this moment and here we are facing immigration. nothing new in america. this nation of immigrants has been debating the issue of immigration since the first got off the boat and wanted to know why the second group is coming. that has been the heart of the conversation in america from the beginning but it really is critical to remember that those immigrants whose dna we carry has something special in their makeup to get up and move, to come to this great nation for an opportunity they couldn't find in another place. that is part of what we are today. and secondly, it says about our nation how many people we want to come here in this free country with this opportunity for an expanding economy. they want to be here in america. but let's be honest, the third is critically important. our
've advertised for myself. right here. >> hi. christine vargas, recent graduate of johns hopkins. my question has to do with prt teams and their interaction with troops, with engagement teams. to address the martian problem, you want to put a civilian with a group of men and women like that to maybe soften them up, and i know there were attempts specifically in afghanistan to do just that. have there been any highly successful programs of that nature aside from the efforts that some very brave prt team members did that are being discussed for future engagements should the u.s. population have the appetite to go into another country and try to connect with a community like that again? >> yeah, great question. there is, there is a tendency right now to want to wipe the whiteboard clean. there is a certain move afoot that says counterip sur general si doesn't work and, therefore, we will wipe the whiteboard, and we will turn to something else. a little bit like couldn't reach the grapes, so they must have been sour. and my view is that's not the way we ought to go. my view is because it's hard in af
university's john f. kennedy school of government for the types of policy intervention and plan design features that can improve savings out comes to it is much concern in both academic and policy circles about whether our current private defined contribution savings system can adequately meet this retirement income needs of individuals. the current system has several shortcomings there are several steps, sensible steps that can be taken to improve outcomes for individuals without substantially increasing the cost worked risks to employers. my early research on automatic enrollment documented how small changes in the plan design can have a large impact on savings out comes to read this research provided the impetus for the corporate pension act of 2006 encourages and lawyers to adopt automatic enrollment as part of their savings plan. there are many other measures that can further strengthened the private defined contribution savings system in the u.s.. and my remarks i will highlight the shortcomings of the current system and suggest potential avenues for change. the first shortcoming
john paul stevens. just go to our web site at houston.org. that is progressive forum houston.org. we are pleased to give a book to every attendee tonight. just show your ticket at the distribution table in the grand foyer. additional books are also on sale in the grand foyer by blue willow bookshop. after justice sotomayor's presentation she will join me for a q&a. i should say that supreme court rules don't allow us to discuss court cases of the past, present or future but we will delve deeply into her fascinating story. justice sotomayor will sign books and greet fans in the grand foyer. i cried when i read "my beloved world," and i also laughed. it is a good book. i believe it will be more than a bestseller. it will become a classic american success story and required reading in high schools and colleges. i am amazed at the e-mails we have been getting from houston students filled with exclamation points. young people connect with sonia sotomayor. in her book, i was especially impressed by the scene of sonia and her brother junior as kids doing their homework with their mother, wh
confirmed the nomination of john kerry to be the next secretary of state of the united states of america. i was away from the capitol during the two hours allocated for that debate and i wanted to add my comments and my commendments to secretary kerry, now secretary kerry on his confirmation to be secretary of state of our country. for the last four years i had the privilege of serving on the foreign relations committee with chairman kerry as chairman. during i watched him on the comprehensive peace agreement in the sudan to help shepard across the creation of the newest nation, south sudan, and a bloodless election that caused that to take place. i watched him in many other cases dealing with diplomats from africa, to europe, to the middle east, representing the united states of america and all of its best interests. and i watched him work hand in hand with secretary of state clinton to ensure that there was no division between the senate foreign relations committee and the policies of this country. but most importantly of all, on those tough, tough issues, like the ratification of the new
. i was introducing my senior senator, senator john kerry to the senate foreign relations committee. i believe that will not be a recurring event. >> if that is your way of saying soon you will be the senior senator from massachusetts -- laughter] >> >> i have a similar interest in the question about research, evidence based medicine, accountability, funding for research. what i would like to do is start with dr. insel and ask you to do two things for us. the first is a paint this picture of what we can do with research in the mental-health field. what can we learn that we don't know and talk a little bit about the funding levels are doing to research. >> i don't usually get an opportunity to talk about this and promise i will do it quickly. you are asking the question at a critical moment in time. in the case of where we were in some ways for studying cancer 20 or 30 years ago we are on the cusp of a revolution, we had this extraordinary tool here and for the first time we can approach problems of the mind through studying the brain and that gives us a precision that we never imagined
. >> are you planning on going back very soon? >> yes. [laughter] >> so, i understand that why clough john started a foundation and raised an enormous amount of money. the money disappeared. he is under investigation. can you give some substance to that whole story? >> why clough is in the book as well. very interesting guy interesting character by his own right. the thing is best known for in the course of the story of 2010 is that he wanted to become president of the republic of haiti and actually mounted a very promising campaign until a last minute when he was left off the ballot. depending on who you ask. at that time his financial problems both personal and the party from haiti his charity ngo were factored into that. i would say interestingly enough even though he was quite common knowledge in haiti that there was a widespread allegations of unpaid taxes in misspent money that had gone to as a group, most people that i was talking to, the haitians who lived there, didn't really care all that much. they were much more interested in his promise as somebody basically who could lift the
was a newspaper boy. an honorable way to begin. it's so i got my start. he gets his first john upton at the daily "herald", an afternoon newspaper down and bollocks to gulfport purely serendipitously where i got my start. he portrays himself quite openly and but as a very gullible reporters. i certainly hope that when you bought the book and have had a chance to look at the you will be as entertaining as we were by some of his early stories of falling for ruses and having great faith that everyone was telling him the truth, as you find out later they weren't always telling the truth. of course, he then begins to develop a reputation that is very tough, hard-nosed investigative reporter which could soon be applicable * and sense and fleeing to the atlanta constitution where he continued to get be about. he did some just break through investigative reporter that we will hear about tonight. beyond that he was just terrific, shoot. he was just a great reporter. it's easy to overemphasize just that it was investigated. his career was also above standing for the first amendment he worked with a number
to have a real treat this morning. as john mentioned, i am a special forces officer by profession. so this area is near and dear to my heart. this is kind of what we do or did. it'll let me do it anymore. [laughter] i mentioned to max when he came in a little historical artifact in that when i was a cadet at west point i bought a book that had just been published. a two volume set. it was called war in the shadows , the guerrilla in history by robert aspirate. that book from 1975 until now really has been the sort of a benchmark for this kind of historical review of this subject area. that is a long time for a book tour keep that sort of position. well, with apologies, i think his book is being replaced not. max has done that. with this book which is on sale outside, invisible armies, he, i think, has set the new benchmark for the subject area. his book is very, very comprehensive. it is somewhat chronological, but not entirely. it is somewhat regional, but not entirely, and it is somewhat not functional is the right word, but topical, but not entirely. that sounds like it is not orga
decision. it was the killing of civil rights for yours. it is people like robert johns, the young high school student who got a walkout on the segregated school because of protesting against the inferior education in 1851. many people we don't even know their names anymore before rosa parks, two other teenagers did the same thing. so this resistant, virtually among young people. >> guest: when we talk about south africa, it was the students in soweto. we all remember nelson mandela, that nelson and all of a sudden he presents no. it is those students who revived, stephen biko another survived a movement in the early 70s family 60s. >> host: is james bevel, talking about children, young people leading the way to contain that got a lot of criticism for him and dr. king. tell that story. >> guest: again come a king was at a crucial point in birmingham. we had this image that king david direction we should march millions of people across the country. that's completely wrong. from a camera, which king didn't initiate, through birmingham, king is a leader in search of a following. that only
that got me involved in all of this stuff, and john reid later on -- were both, i think, senate senate -- significant world financial leaders. as far as having talked with a lot of people, i think meeting mandela, having dealt with a number of cases, spent an hour in 1980 with fidel castro, he wanted my advice on how to restructure the cuban debt, and he said i can speak to you about that because we nationalized you in cuba, one of the first times we nationalized foreign banks, and then you offset on our reserves. so, you know, we're kind of even here. and this was in nicaragua with orr ortega who was running the sandinista government who's now back again putting this together. certainly fascinating there. i mean, i could run through so many people. i had to, one of the sessions with mandela i was asked to tell mr. mugabe who was then president of zimbabwe and is still president of zimbabwe that he'd used all his time up. and he wasn't very happy with that. and because of that, i was able to do that, our secretary of commerce, ron brown, asked me if i would chair at the 50th anniversar
got me involved in all of this, and john reed later on. were both i think significant world financial leaders. as far as having talked with a lot of people like, i think meeting mondello, having dealt with a number of cases, spent an hour in 1980 with fidel castro. he wanted my advice on how to restructure the cuban debt. and he said i can speak to you about that because we nationalize you in cuba, one of the first time who did was nationalist the foreign banks, and then you offset our reserves. so we're kind of evening. this was in nicaragua. certainly fascinating. i mean, i could run through so many people. one of the sessions with mondello, i was asked to tell mr. mole gabi, who was then president of zimbabwe and as the president of zimbabwe that he used all his time. he wasn't very happy with that. because of that i was able to do that our secretary of commerce ron brown asked me if i would cheer at the 50th anniversary in admissions the africa lunch that the us was getting at that time, which it did because he said look, if you can do that, then you can take everything else. so i
of the nomination of massachusetts senator john kerry to be the next secretary of state. live coverage here on c-span the. c-span2. a bipartisan group of senators today will unveil immigration proposals at a news conference at 2:30 eastern with live coverage on c-span. this is ahead of a speech president obama will give on immigration policy tomorrow in las vegas. and wanted to tell you a little bit more about some of the new members of the 113th congress from massachusetts. democratic elizabeth warren, who defeated incumbent senator scott brown, was an early advocate for the formation of the consumer financial protection bureau and is the first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. over in the house, joseph kennedy will represent the state's 4th district. he's the grandson of former u.s. attorney general and presidential nominee robert f. kennedy. ♪ ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a bully pulpit, and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is not
by john delaney from maryland and a member of the financial services committee and the former ceo of a publicly traded company. our guests also include the agreement council members who will discuss the influence of terrorist group in north africa. "washington journal" is live on c-span every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. you can count the times americans say we are the best country in the world. what a marvelously stupid thing to say. why do we have to believe that we are the best? what does that mean when might we have to assert it? we assert that all the time. what does it mean to other people to consume it? american information products will around the world. they reach people in every corner of the world. we teach them not to like us gratuitously. >> author and activist randall robinson taking your phone calls and e-mails and tweets sunday at noon on booktv on c-span2. >> next great discussion on stabilizing health care costs and improving outcomes. we will hear from practitioners and insurers. this event is one hour and 40 minutes and is sponsored by the alliance for health refo
tyler moore mary president john tyler while he was in office after his first wife passed away. c-span original new series, first ladies, influence and damage, public and private lives , interest, and their influence on the president, produced the white house historical association. season one begins present state of your 18th at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> next, today's white house briefing with press secretary jay carney. he talked about check hegel's nomination to become america's next and secretary commemoration policy, and the iranian nuclear program. this is 40 minutes. >> it could be. i did not really want to let you guys today. good afternoon, ladies and summoned. welcome back to the briefing room for your daily briefing. i do not have any announcements to make at the top, so i'll go straight to darlene. >> thank you. the jobs council expired today commanded is not being renewed. can you explain why it is not be renewed? >> as you know, when the president took office created the presidential economic advisory board affectional
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